French PM cancels controversial airport construction

France has finally renounced the plans to construct the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, while announcing plans to modernize the existing Nantes-Atlantique airport, develop the Rennes-Saint-Jacques airport and rail infrastructure in the West of France. The airport’s construction was contested by activists from the ZAD (Zone to Defend) movement, which had protested the plans for more than a […]